NuCamp’s Front End Web + Mobile Development is a profiled program in the Plugging In Report.
Who is served: Adults
Number of participants served annually: 200
Location: Remote during the week; Saturday in-person workshops are held in co-working spaces throughout New York City
Frequency/Duration: 4–22 weeks, online during the week (8–14 hours) with 1 in-person Saturday workshop from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Application process: No application for beginner bootcamp in web development fundamentals; short assessment for advanced tracks
Skill level: Intro, mid-level, advanced
Outcomes: 70 percent of students graduate the course
What makes this program stand out? Nucamp is an affordable and location-flexible answer to the rise in technical training programs. With tuition priced as low as $380 in New York City and cheaper elsewhere, Nucamp provides an opportunity for aspiring technologists to engage in coursework at a low risk when compared with immsersive bootcamps that can cost upwards of $20,000. “We want to help people who are left out of the digital economy find opportunity,” said Karim El Naggar, founder and CEO of Nucamp. “We operate with a social mission.”
What do participants need to succeed? Participants need the support of friends and family to make the 4–22 week commitment, as they are expected to spend 8–14 hours each week watching online lectures and completing homework exercises independently, without the structure of a fully on-site course.